Backup using Winclone?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lukester, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I notice that the software states the bootcamp partitions needs to be NFTS which mine is. However I have an external HD which I formatted using the disk utility and there is no choice to format a partition other than FAT32 or EXfat?

    What should I do?
     
  2. marikavs macrumors member

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    from Windows?

    FWIW, I can't remember what I did, but I have a sneaking suspicion you have to do your formatting from Windows.

    (I only replied because nobody else had.)
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Winclone only needs to be used for the boot partition, and that has to be NTFS. What do you need Winclone for on the external HDD?

    If you make it NTFS (by formatting under Windows) you won't be able to write to it under OS X anymore without third party software.

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  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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    You need to partition/format the destination disk to FAT with disk utility. WinClone will repartition it as NTFS as part of the installation.
     

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